Gavin came home from school with this one day. It’s a coast redwood seedling. He also had instructions for planting it either in the yard or in a pot.
I skimmed the instructions for planting in a pot because I didn’t know where to put a redwood tree in our yard.
Redwood trees are huge. I’ve heard rumors that cars can drive through redwood trunks in the redwood forest. That’s a wide tree trunk. They grow super tall too; up to 3 feet a year. It’s hard to photograph trees while riding in a train but even then I’m not sure Heath could have photographed the tops of these trees anyway.
I decided we couldn’t do anything with the tree seedling because the instructions called for a 6 foot diameter pot. I didn’t even know where I could find a pot that big. Later I showed the instructions to Heath. As I walked away he said, “What do two little lines mean?” I knew exactly what he meant the moment he said it and I felt so stupid! I said, “Inches!” and we both laughed. The instructions said “The pot you choose should be at least 6” in diameter.” Not 6’. There’s a difference!